Paris: Rotunde de Temple, ca. 1815-1820. Hardcover. Black cloth, library binding, 50 tinted plates. G+ (Ex-library with usual markings, bookplate at front inside cover, barcode at back, perforation stamp used on title page, identity stamp unfortunately used on each plate as anti-theft measure, pages are tanning but are overall good, rebound binding shows edge and corner wear.). Item #135397
Rebound spine reads: Draperies, Osmont. One reference source lists the full title as Recueil de Draperies d'Hallavant mis au jour et augmente par Osmont et Dezon. Very scarce. "This is a widely referenced authentic notebook of designs for practicing designers of the Empire period and is extremely rare." This copy is volume 5 of the 7-volume set. It depicts styles of draperies hung over beds or at windows. Each plate is enhanced with one or more tints. Captions are in French. Library identity stamp appears on bottom corner of every plate. Photographs are available upon request.
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